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Critic Of Vlad Putin Assasinated


Boris was to speak before a peace rally denouncing Russian involvement in the hostilities in the Ukraine, economic policies, and other issues.

Boris, a former deputy-prime minister, is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The crime scene was within two hundred meters of the Kremlin.

In a not so reassuring gesture, President Putin vowed to personally take charge of the investigation.

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the president expressed his condolences and ordered security agencies to investigate.

Peskov said the shooting could also have been a "provocation," considering that Nemtsov was planning to participate in a big protest organized by the opposition in Moscow on Sunday, Deutsche Welle reported.

President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko conveyed his condolences. Among other media he stated in Twitter, "Shock. Borys was murdered. It is hard to believe. I have no doubt that murderers will be brought to justice. Sooner or later. Rest in peace."